FORT DE CHARTRES WINTER RENDEZVOUS

NOVEMBER 4TH AND 5TH, 2017

EVENT RUNS FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH

AND 10 AM TO 3 PM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

Les Amis thanks everyone for an outstanding Winter Rendezvous, with special thanks to Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres for their hard work hosting the event. It takes a lot of effort and we really appreciate their labor, planning, setting up, registration, work during the event, and the event tear down. We know many contributed but want to thank in particular Jena Oakley and Jason Duensing-excellent work! Also a quick shout out to the Red Bud Masons for handling the trash cleanup during the event-their work makes a big difference! And as always we thank the site agency, Illinois Historic Preservation which is part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, including site staff, Dr. Hamilton, for their support.

Our Les Amis Rummage Faire and T-Shirt sales brought in just over $2000 during the event. These funds will be used on Fort repair projects beginning with the repair and replacement of the Fort’s cedar embankment just inside the walls of the Fort near the Land Gate. (Look for work days posted in the near future.) We appreciate everyone who donated and/or bought items in the Trading Post during the event. Thanks to your support, projects can continue to move forward at Fort de Chartres!

PLEASE COME JOIN US AT FORT DE CHARTRES FOR A WEEKEND THAT WILL TAKE YOU BACK IN TIME. ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL FALL WEATHER OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AS REENACTORS PORTRAY PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE FROM THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY. TRADERS WILL BE SELLING THEIR WARES, AND FOOD VENDORS WILL BE FILLING THE AIR WITH AROMAS OF DELICIOUS FOOD AND BEVERAGES.

THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  

The Winter Rendezvous is Hosted by Les Coureurs de Bois de Fort de Chartres.

For more Winter Rendezvous event information, please email lcdbdfdc1976@gmail.com.

Currently the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site Special Events

are being sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres.

Learn how you can help support the Special Events at Fort de Chartres by clicking on this link:

Les Amis and their Fort de Chartres 2017 Special Events Giving Campaign

We thank all of our current 2017 Special Event Giving Campaign sponsors.

Their support, along with our 2016 Sponsors, has sustained

all of the Fort’s Special Events in 2016-2017.

We couldn’t present these annual events without their support!

Thank you!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

2017 WINTER RENDEZVOUS PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A VIDEO OF THE 2013 WINTER RENDEZVOUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9IzlCILsoA&t=31s

For additional general Fort de Chartres State Historic Site information, contact Site Specialist, Dr. Todd Hamilton at Todd.Hamilton@illinois.gov